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  • ‘We do it for the children’

    Staff writer/photographer

    Fire departments in Henry County are gearing up for another year of collecting money for the WHAS Crusade for Children.

    Campbellsburg Fire Chief David Noe said despite the major setback of a fire at the Campbellsburg firehouse recently, the department will conduct its charitable effort as usual. “We’re not going to miss a beat this year,” he said. “We’ll just have to work a little harder.”

  • Henry County Public Schools to hold Young Composers Concert

    HCPS will hold a Young Compsers concert, sponsored by the Henry County Youth Service Center and the Henry County Band Boosters in partnership with the University of Louisville School of Music

     

    The concert will be held Tuesday, May 19, at 7 p.m., in the Henry County Middle School commons area and will featuring the music of Henry County Middle School and High School Student Composers.

     

  • Park may open in June

    General Manager

    Almost a year after talk about refurbishing the Eminence City swimming pool culminated in a meeting that ultimately terminated the project, a new park is about to open in the pool’s place.

    Monday night, Eminence City Council member Drane Stephens said functional bathrooms and clearing up any safety issues are the last barriers to the park’s opening.

    “My goal was June 1, I don’t know if we can make it or not, but that was my goal,” he told the rest of the council.

  • RELAY For Life

    Relay For Life in Henry County is scheduled for Friday, June 26, at the Henry County High School Track. Below is a list of upcoming activities that are taking place throughout the county in an ongoing effort to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society (all proceeds will benefit Henry County Relay For Life):

  • Eminence student arrested after making threats

    An Eminence student was being held at a juvenile detention center after being arrested Wednesday, April 29.

  • Relay For Life events in Henry County

    Relay For Life in Henry County is quickly approaching, scheduled for Friday, June 26, at the Henry County High School Track. Below is a list of upcoming activities that are taking place throughout the county in an ongoing effort to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society (all proceeds will benefit Henry County Relay For Life):

    • Saturday, May 9 — Campbellsburg Chiropractic will be having a Relay For Life sidewalk yard sale outside the office in Campbellsburg from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain or Shine!

  • AFJROTC’s Neely earns Cadet of the Year honors

    Staff writer/photographer

    Each cadet appearing before the Officer Promotion Board on Thursday, April 30, was competing for the honor of Air Force Junior ROTC Cadet of the Year. The five cadets competing for the honor were Christy Neely, Tom McCabe, Erick Butler, Andrew Hitt and Rachel Thorley.

    Four board members began the evaluation process the moment each one stepped into the room.

    AFROTC program director, Lt. Col. Mark Fassio and his assistant MSgt. Kevin McClure briefed the panel on proper attire and presentation.

  • Revenue to hold steady, 16 roads to get blacktop in 09/10

    General Manager

    Flat revenue. A substantial increase in county retirement contributions. Sixteen county roads to be paved. A $125,000 increase in ambulance service revenue.

    Those are among the more significant items in the proposed Henry County budget but they weren’t what generated the most conversation in a special budget meeting of the fiscal court Wednesday afternoon.

  • Evans returns from Iraq, Afghanistan

    Staff writer/photographer

    At 23, B.J. Evans of Turners Station likely has seen more of the world than many people twice his age.

    As a specialist in the U.S. Army he was stationed in Illesheim, Germany, three years, and did year-long tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    Evans, a Henry County High School graduate, knew early on that the military was in his future. “I joined the reserves while I was still in high school in 2002 and went active duty in 2003,” he said.

  • Fire damages CFD station

    Staff writer/photographer

    A fire has destroyed the second floor of the Campbellsburg Fire Department, and damage to the remainder of the department is under examination.

    Campbellsburg Fire Chief David Noe said a fire was discovered on the second floor of the Campbellsburg Firehouse shortly after midnight Thursday, April 30.